BMW /5 Owner's Manual

Transcribed by Roger De Roo

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Dear BMW Friend,

The motorcycle is a constant challenge to the man; a challenge to experience the adventure of man's command over the machine--directly, unadulterated. Over and over again, wind, weather and road must be conquered and mastered anew.
For this, the machine--

You chose a BMW with twin-cylinder opposed engine, quick running with plenty of reserve power, and with shaft drive--"the finest" as our American friends put it simply. We congratulate you on your decision.

Our Operating Instructions contain the information you must know to fully enjoy riding your motorcycle, and what care is needed to keep up the value of your investment. Soon you will enjoy the feeling of being connected with the name BMW.

Start now, experience the extraordinary: Enjoy riding-- in City traffic, on narrow winding mountain roads, along the stretches of endless super-highways.